Land O' Lakes residents hoping for a drop in temperatures are likely to see their wishes granted courtesy of Hurricane Sandy’s northward movement.
According to forecasters at the National Weather Service, the Tampa Bay area will see lows in the 60s tonight and Saturday night with a high around 80 on both Saturday and Sunday.
It’s Sunday night that things begin to change. That’s when forecasters say temperatures could dip into the 50s. By Monday, even cooler temperatures are possible in some inland Bay area communities.
While National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Jillson said it’s not likely we’ll break any records for cold weather, he does anticipate it being a little nippy out there.
“Monday night, we’re looking at low to middle 50s for Tampa and some of the areas along the Bay,” he said. “Mid to upper 40s over the interior (are possible).”
The wind gusts of 40 mph that were witnessed in some parts of Tampa Bay on Friday are likely to continue into Saturday. Jillson expects gusts between 20 to 30 mph will be felt in some areas.
Rain chances are only slight this weekend.
For a complete look at Land O' Lakes weather, visit the National Weather Service online.